Number 15 – Rest In Power and Peace, Ebony Morgan

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Here we go again.  We’ve lost another trans woman to anti-trans violence.

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For this latest murder we go to Lynchburg, VA.   The News and Advance of Lynchburg is reporting that   Lynchburg police were called to 303 Riverfront Avenue at 1:07 AM EDT Sunday morning to find 28 year old Ebony Morgan suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.

She was transported to Lynchburg General Hospital where she was unfortunately later pronounced dead

Lynchburg VA PoliceLynchburg PD as of yet is not investigating this as a hate crime, and as of this writing there are no suspects or persons of interest in Morgan’s murder.

No information as of yet of any vigils or memorial services being held for Ebony at this time

If you are in the Lynchburg area and have any information in this case that will bring the perpetrators of this crime to justice, you are urged to call Detective A.O. Kittrell at 434-455-6170 or Crime Stoppers at 1-888-798-5900  

Morgan is now the 15th trans woman killed in 2017, all trans women of color, and the 13th African-American trans woman to die this year.    Jamie Lee Wounded Arrow was Native American and Josie Berrios was Latina.

Rest in power and peace, Ebony.  The community won’t rest until the person or persons who killed you are brought to justice.  

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